His love for the Bayelsa people and incontestable. His efforts and commitment to the development of Bayelsa State is beyond the realm of what can be controverted.
As Governor of Bayelsa State, Governor Dickson protected the interest of the people, pulled down barriers and limitations and exploited new frontiers in extending love to Ijaw people outside Bayelsa. As a Pan Ijaw nationalist, the heavy responsibility and deliberately restrictive protocol of Creek Haven could not hide him from his people.
He christened Bayelsa ‘the Jerusalem of the Ijaw nation’ and lived this declaration in ways too bold to controvert. The Governor demonstrated a consciousness about the history of the Ijaw struggle, the plight of the Ijaw people outside Bayelsa and the dreams and aspirations of a receding generation of Ijaw leaders buried in Toru-Ibe State that was not created. His actions and decisions are mostly anchored on the promotion and protection of the Ijaw interest within…